In an article detailing the latest California legislative session, Utility Dive quotes AEE's Steve Chadima:
Steve Chadima, who heads up California policy for Advanced Energy Economy, called it a “fairly typical” year in terms of legislation the group tracked. “There are always a good eight to 12 bills that rise to the level that demand our attention. Mostly they are bills we support, but sometimes there are bills not heading in the right direction," he said. "Usually we can work with legislators to remove any kind of egregious language."
That was the case earlier this year, when AEE was opposing AB 2868, proposed by Assembly Member Mike Gatto. While the state has already directed investor-owned utilities to add 1,325 MW of storage on the grid, the new bill would allow them to own an additional 500 MW of storage capacity behind customers' meters, using ratepayer money to finance the investments.
Read the full article here.